So there is a back story for this shoot. I decided to take a weekend off to mt bike an incredible trail in Bryce canyon UT, but couldn’t say no to a shoot when Heather from SLC said she’d drive down to meet me in Saint George on my way home. I’ll be honest, after a 2 days of mt biking bliss and camping, i was completely drained. Heather and Bryce had this crazy idea of getting shots during the moon set and sunrise at 6:00 AM. I had NO good ideas on where to meet them. Google maps was failing me, hotel internet wasn’t working and no local photogs would answer their phones – I had to get some sleep. After a short phone call with Bryce we decided to meet up half way to Zion where there was a river in hopes of something green (Heather likes living nature, not so much st George :). By 1 AM i passed out , certain that I would have the wost shoot all year and no real idea of where we would shoot. I even told my my buddy Kael that I usually just get lucky and it all works out, but not this time. I wanted to call the whole thing off. We woke up at 4:30 am and hit the road. About 40 minutes into our drive he spotted a lookout sign and we knew we had hit something with potential. Yes, from down the long dirt road we could see the moon set, and there were fields. It was perfect… except for the 20 MPH gusts of wind and 50 degree temperature. With 15 minutes till moon set, there was no turning back now…. Cross your fingers, hope the client is cool and make some magic!
The road to the lookout – and my stick of cheese breakfast.
“Nice to meet you guys! Are you sure you want to sacrifice your awesomely perfect hair? ” They met on a rock climbing date – she wasn’t a rock climber, but now she is. They were just oozing love for each other.
Heather could only face one direction… into the wind. Man that hair looks cool, “Are you sure these are looking OK?” She asked? Maybe Brycen can hold your hair? We’d shoot for 5 minutes and then let them warm up in the car… Seriously you have to be a little tough to shoot with burnt exposure. These two were up for anything. I love that.
AHHHH the sunrise was simply Glorious! I’ll spare you the 100 shots we took in that warm morning splendor.
It was time to get out of the wind – let’s go to the river – SUCH a beautiful Sunrise – so worth the pain and stress just to witness the grande feeling of this location.
And yes that is a bandana I’m wearing.
Kael (you may know from the popular indie band Faded Paper Figures – http://www.fadedpaperfigures.com which conveniently happens to be one of my favorite bands) did an awesome job bouncing light, shot ideas and moral support. Couldn’t have done this without him.
Took some video footage of this that may end up in FPF’s next music video…
Couldn’t ask for a better looking couple! – Love those eyes!
I love how Brycen decided to hold the flowers… he’s a real deal man. Thanks for putting up with my ridiculous poses.
My favorite image of the morning i think.
What a FUN shoot you guys! Thank you so much for getting me up at the butt crack of dawn to make such a great memory.